Newly elected to the Works Council

Quick start guide

OR cursus, OR training
Discover the power of the Works Council and your potential contribution as a new player. In this course we give acces to the world behind the rules of the Works Councils Act. You discover how to use these rules as a guide to good consultation. This helps you to take your first steps to successful employee participation.

What we do
We discuss the position of the Works Council in decision-making. You get to know the main features of the Works Councils Act (WCA/WOR) and find your way in the regulations. Thanks to the practical set-up, you will develop flexibility to apply your new knowledge directly within your own organisation.

How we do this
The trainer starts each part with a substantive introduction. There is room for discussion and all your own questions and issues. We will take time to do a lot of practical exercises. During the course, this can immediately be applied within the perspective of your own organization.


  • you understand the purpose of the Works Councils Act (WOR)
  • you understand the most important articles from the WOR
  • you know the difference between the right of advice, consent and initiative
  • you know the main powers of the Works Council
  • you know the position of the Works Council in relation to the director and your constituents
  • you are aware of the basic principles of good consultation
  • you know how a Works Council can provide added value

More information?
We will gladly tell you more. Please feel free to send an email or call: Mirjam Kousbroek,, 06 - 22 56 95 76

Please let us know if you can’t make it on one of the scheduled dates. If there are enough participants, we will schedule an extra date.

  • 1 dag
  • 380,- p.p.
  • 29 sep. '20  

    29 sep.
    09:00 - 16:30

  • Aristo Utrecht  
  • 1 dag
  • 380,- p.p.
  • 10 dec. '20  

    10 dec.
    09:00 - 16:30

  • Aristo Utrecht  
  • Available in english
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